TEL AVIV (Jul. 2)
In the presence of the Israel President, Premier, members of the Cabinet, and other dignitaries, the greatest building in Tel Aviv–the Histadrut Building–was officially dedicated here yesterday. The building will contain all the central organs of the Histadrut in more than 300 offices.
President Itzhak Ben Zvi expressed hope that the same pioneering spirit that accompanied the establishment of the Histadrut, Israel’s Federation of Labor, 30 years ago, would prevail in this house. Joseph Sprinzak, Speaker of the Parliament, expressed the hope the new house would bring unity again in the ranks of Israel’s labor movement.
Premier Ben Gurion, who was among the first secretaries of the Histadrut, recalled the days when there was no office and no clerks. He expressed the hope that the Histadrut would include all Israeli laborers and that one Zionist socialist party would head the Jewish State. It was announced at the dedication ceremony that the Histadrut now has a membership of 750,000.